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Catholic Church

US Catholic bishops worry about abortion views in the pews – Associated Press

Photo: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops gathers for its fall meeting  Even as they signaled a continued hardline stance on opposing abortion and same-sex marriage, the nation’s Catholic bishops acknowledged Wednesday that they’re struggling to reach a key audience: their own flock. The members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops rounded out their

Religion

Baptisms by Arizona priest presumed invalid due to error

The priest was beloved by his parishioners — yet for years he made a one-word ritual mistake, repeatedly, that has caused confusion and anxiety for thousands of Catholics in the Phoenix area now worrying that they were improperly baptized. Under scrutiny are baptisms performed by the Rev. Andres Arango, who served in Arizona for 16

Religion

2 Catholic bishops at odds over Biden receiving Communion

They share Roman Catholicism as a faith and California as their home base. Yet there’s a deep gulf between Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego in the high-stakes debate over whether politicians who support abortion rights should be denied Communion. Cordileone, who has long established himself as a

Buz Blog

Opinion: Questions of Faith

My father’s mother was a Christian Scientist and his dad was a mainstream Protestant. The family was a little surprised when my dad converted to Catholicism when he returned home after World War II. When my dad explained his reasoning, though, they understood. My father was a Ranger in the South Pacific. He and his

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